Monday, May 17, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 5/17/2010

LastDayWatchers here are some observations points of the paradigm shift

Joint Declaration by Iran, Turkey and Brazil - 17 May 2010

Iran signs deal to enrich uranium in Turkey

Iran accepts nuclear-fuel swap deal

Iran to ship uranium to Turkey in nuclear deal

Iranian deal to ship uranium to Turkey meets skepticism

Iran agrees to exchange of nuclear material

Iran Fuel Deal Puts U.S. in Check in Ongoing Nuclear Chess Match

European powers skeptical over Iran-Turkey-Brazil nuke deal

Uranium Offer by Iran May Hinder Efforts on Sanctions

Iran nuclear fuel swap deal: What it involves, and how it will affect US push for sanctions

Iran's New Nuke Proposal: Progress, or Delaying Tactic?

Nuclear fuel deal overshadows Tehran G15 summit

Why Brazil is a Broker with Iran

Talking (in) Turkey

As God Curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations continues

Anti-Qaeda Sunni imams slaughtered in Iraq: military

"Iraq — Two Sunni Arab imams were brutally killed on Monday in Iraq, including one who was decapitated and had his head planted on a power pole, in attacks blamed on Al-Qaeda, military officials said"


"The slayings in the province of Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, were against anti-Qaeda preachers who regularly railed against the terror network during Friday sermons"

Why is US debt situation worse than Greece's?

"According to the IMF's latest Fiscal Monitor report, US debt has a much shorter average maturity than other nation's, opening it up to far greater long-term risks"

"an will have to sell debt equivalent to 64% of GDP this year in order to rollover maturing debt (54% of GDP) and finance new deficits (10% of GDP):


"The United States comes in second, needing to sell debt equivalent to 32% of GDP in order to rollover maturing debt (21% of GDP) and cover new deficits (11% of GDP)"


"Why does the USA come in ahead of more troubled economies such as the UK and the PIIGS? Because our debt has a much shorter average maturity. According to the IMF, the average maturity of US debt is only 4.4 years"

Recommended Reading

Remarks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a Moderated Conversation

"Remarks by Secretary Clinton: May 2010 » Remarks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a Moderated Conversation"